It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! is a weekly meme now hosted over at Book Date that allows bloggers to post a sort of wrap-up of the past week while also looking to the week ahead. Without further ado…

Last Two Weeks: It’s been a while since I last checked in! As the holidays approach, life is getting busier and busier. Most recently, I celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with my family and friends. We had a small roommate dinner earlier in the week, then we each went our separate ways to be with our families. My family dinner was surprisingly low-key and not dramatic at all. I don’t go Black Friday shopping, so I spent the day watching Hallmark movies with my grandma. Why are those darn movies so addictive and heart-warming?? After coming back to Lexington, I mostly just sat around and read.

With things slowing down a bit for the break, I’ve had a lot of great reading time. I’ve been cranking through books at a faster pace than normal; I’ve marked quite a few off my “series in progress” list in addition to finishing a couple of books I had borrowed. And I only have 2 books out from the library. Quite an improvement, if I do say so myself! Here’s what I’ve gotten through in the last two weeks.

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Currently Reading:

  • Soul Screamers, Volume 1 – Rachel Vincent

Soul Screamers Vol. 1: My Soul to Lose • My Soul to Take • My Soul to Save

Looking Ahead: I’ve officially decided to take a blogging break during the month of December. Yes, the entire month. I’ve been finding myself in a strange mood lately, where my motivation is at an absolute zero. I would rather be reading or gaming or hanging with friends than blogging or working or taking care of adult responsibilities. So I’m giving myself a break. A break to read whatever I want, do whatever I want, let go of obligations. I’ll still plan my reading to a degree, because that’s just an intrinsic part of me, but I don’t want to read anything because I “have to”. Does that make sense? I’ll still follow along with you all and keep up with your blogs, but I just need a break from my own.

That being said, during my break I really just want to catch up on some series I’ve been trying to get through for a while. Other than that, who knows? Here are just a few things I’m looking forward to during December.

Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3) The Witches: Salem, 1692 The Library at Mount Char

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Thirteen Guests: A British Library Crime Classic The Z Murders: A British Library Crime Classic

The First Discworld Novels the Colour of Magic and the Light Fantastic The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3) Blameless (Parasol Protectorate, #3)

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13 responses to “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. Enjoy your break! It looks like you have great books lined up. Gawande’s Being Mortal is eye-opening. I highly recommend it.

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  2. Kathy Martin

    Enjoy your blogging break. I hope you manage to do all the reading you have planned. Here is my Monday Report. Happy reading!

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  3. I hope you enjoy your blogging break too! I have been having an unofficial break as well. I wish I was reading more, but I think it’s a good idea to come back fresh for the new year.

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  4. Enjoy your break, good idea to just relax and please yourself as to what and when you read with no thought of blogging them. Yeah – yay for Hallmark movies and nice to watch them with your grandma.

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  5. That looks like a great bunch of books. I have Being Mortal and The Witches on my tbr list.

    I hope your time off is relaxing!!

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  6. Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful. That’s the way to do it. And I think it’s lovely how you and your roomies had your own mini dinner too. Good for you on taking a break. Sometimes one needs it to refresh and enjoy other things. Have a great one.

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  7. Nice blog. Hope you are back soon from your break 🙂

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